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Dave Levitan

Journalist. I am the science writer for, writing about false and misleading claims about science made by politicians. My little corner of the site is called SciCheck.

A few stories from my 10 previous years as a freelancer (see more here):

How to Butcher a Bear -- an essay on the New Jersey bear hunt

Squid Murder and Declining NIH Funding -- Scientific American

Climate Change Comes for the Pine Barrens -- Philadelphia Inquirer

After Extensive Mathematical Modeling, Scientist Declares "Earth is F**ked" -- io9